25 Apr Celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Month
April is Volunteer Appreciation month, and New Hope is proud to celebrate its amazing volunteers. In 2022, we had over 60 volunteers serving 1,076 hours. We currently have volunteers who drive individuals to church on Sundays, socialize with individuals in Day Services, and one volunteer helps an individual edit their autobiography. Groups have helped with outdoor beautification projects and other volunteers have helped with holiday parties.
Gago Tonoyan is one of New Hope’s dedicated volunteers. He spends time at New Hope conversing and playing board games with individuals in Day Services. He also shares his interest in music by putting on music sessions where he plays guitar and sings while individuals make song requests and sing and dance along.
Outside of New Hope, Gago is a Behavior Technician for children with autism and is a full-time student in his final semester at IUPUI for a BA in Psychology. His goal is to become a Behavioral Analyst. He said about his experiences, “I find that a lot of my happiness comes from the work that I do, and I wanted to continue to build on my experiences by volunteering here at New Hope.”
New Hope is very grateful for all the work its volunteers do and appreciates their contribution to supporting New Hope’s efforts. We would love to have new volunteers join our team. There are a variety of opportunities available for groups and individuals, and we are currently looking for volunteers for our upcoming summer camp, Camp Catalyst. If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved and has an hour or two to spare, please visit our website or email email@example.com.